WSESD Climate Crisis Task Force Meeting Agenda and Minutes


Climate Crisis Task Force

53 Green Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301


The Windham Southeast School District Climate Crisis Task Force will meet remotely via Zoom at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021.

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I. CALL TO ORDER – Thomas Nolan, Task Force Chair

II. Approval of Minutes from September 15, 2020

III. Discuss Progress on Rich Earth Institute Program

IV. Discuss Future Role of Task Force After the Board’s Adoption of an Environmental Policy

V. Hear from Kurt Daims About the Greta Resolution for Devoting Public Education to Climate Rescue


9/15/2020 Climate Crisis Task Force meeting


Thomas Nolan

Howard Burrows

Paul Smith

Robert Clark

Tim Maciel

Kurt Daims

Shaun Murphy

Marilyn Chiarello

Ali West

Django Grace

• Called to order: 5:03pm

• Minutes from July approved

• Introductions

• Discussed Howard’s idea on word changes and need to make it wider.

• Shaun – Should we make document less of an indoctrination? Teaching from the basis of fear isn’t ideal.

• Tim – Our document is not bold enough.

• Tom – Level of crisis demands strong action.

• Robert Clark – Woodchip vs. minor oil use. Dept. of Education regulation/guidelines on temperatures. Setback of 62 would be lowers we could do without energy offset being lost.

• Paul – Policy should state intent more than specific goals.

• Marilyn – Air infiltration: What has been done to address it? Regenerative soil management needs to be addressed.

• Ali West – Discussed USDA guidelines for free student meals

Next meeting: TBD

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